Israeli Navy’s first Sa’ar 6 corvette officially is named INS Magen

Israeli Navy’s first Sa’ar 6 corvette officially is named INS Magen

Israeli Navy’s first Sa’ar 6 corvette was officially named INS Magen at a ceremony in Kiel.

Dr. Rolf Wirtz, CEO of Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems: “We are very proud to be contributing to Israel’s security. The corvettes are the most advanced and most sizeable vessels that ever served in the Israeli Navy. With the final fitting out being conducted by Israeli industry, the ships will also largely contribute to the country’s economy.”The contract for the delivery of four SA’AR 6 corvettes was signed in May 2015. After the design phase, the construction phase started with the steel cutting ceremony of the first-of-class in February 2018. Only 15 months after the first steel cut, the ship was undocked, fulfilling its very ambitious
schedule. The INS Magen is planned to be delivered in spring 2020 after completion of construction and testing. The other three ships will follow subsequently in intervals of a few months.SA’AR 6 corvettes have 90 meters length and displacing around 2,000 tons. The corvettes will feature a high-trajectory anti-missile system and a high-trajectory shooting interceptor, close and far-reaching attack capability, long-term survivability, sea and air detection capabilities, and the ability to carry a Seahawk helicopter.

The ships will be equipped with the Naval Iron Dome, Barak 8, electronic warfare systems, cyber defense systems and means of detection and surveillance.

Source: www.defenceandtechnology.com
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